As you may know an earthquake with a 7.0 magnitude hit Haiti a little over a week ago. Thousands of kids were orphaned as a result. One thing that I find very inspiring is how Anderson Cooper, a reporter of CNN, has been shining the spotlight on the orphans of Haiti. I love this. He actually realizes the impact of becoming an orphan. Back when 9/11 happened I never heard anything about any orphans. Same with hurricane Katrina.
Ironically when I was a teen living with my aunt, she had a pile of bumper stickers that said "CNN lies". So we never watched CNN. Never quite understood the whole CNN lies thing. I never put one on my car. Now I am glad.
It has all been so inspiring. The people of the US are realizing it sucks to be an orphan. I just can't wait until Haitian orphans are able to be adopted and Anderson Cooper covers it all. Could you imagine having your life changed and getting adopted because someone like Cooper has a heart?
There needs to be more men in the world like Anderson Cooper. Men who are not afraid to care. Men who know right from wrong. Men who have a heart. Men who make a difference.
Anderson is one of us. He has had a hard life. He lost his father at a young age and then lost his older brother to suicide. Again it seems like tragedy is what makes us grow hearts and keeps us human. He has been a reporter for CNN for several years and covered several tragedies including the 9/11 terrorist attacks and Hurricane Katrina. I he recently published a book called Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival on his experiences as a reporter. He has been dubbed "The Silver Fox" hence his silver white hair. His silver hair is probably a result of such a painful life. But he still has the sweetest mother.
On Saturday, January 23, 2010 according to twitter.com Anderson decided to stay in Haiti and report for another week. Great, more help for the orphans of Haiti with orphan awareness. People all around the world need to see that these orphans need new families.
Who knows how long it will be before the orphans can be adopted from Haiti. Right now there are still bodies that need to be uncovered, mouths that need to be fed, wounds that need to be healed, many people still have many needs. Then buildings need to be rebuilt and soon after that maybe the adoption process can get going. It could be a few months or maybe a year or more. Lets just hope our hero Anderson Cooper covers it.